Thursday, July 29, 2004

Boondocks

Dear mouse,

Essplain to me mousey why they chose Boondocks .

The place is a road and not a hill nor a mountain.

News excerpts:

'Jap Road' to Be Renamed 'Boondocks Road'

Texans living on "Jap Road" decided the best way to remove the racial slur from the country lane would be to rename it "Boondocks Road" after a defunct catfish restaurant, officials say.

What is interesting is that, news said that everyone in this area, even newcomers haven't even been to the Boondocks or have heard about Boondocks.

The word boondock has a Tagalog origin, bundok.It means rural area or a rough country filled with dense brush.

Mga tagabundok ba sila at hindi nila alam ang ibig sabihin?

The Ca t

4 Comments:

At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ay ganun ba yun? we were told kasi in school na bundok has an english (boondocks) origin. hehe. just like the maize daw.

 
At 9:14 PM, Blogger Dr. Emer said...

Hindi nila alam yun, Cath. Marami sa mga Amerkano, walang alam, puro porma lang.

 
At 8:50 PM, Blogger rolly said...

Yes, my american friends were surprised that the word originated from our bundok. What they don't know is that there'll be more Filipino words that will infiltrate America. With the recent influx of Filipino teachers, most of them sa grade school and high school, give it another ten years and more words would have infiltrated the land.

 
At 8:51 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

titorolly,
baka yong istudyent nila magaling na sa Tagalog.
There are some 'Mericans who want to impress me by saying..Pilipinow ? Mageynda ka.Uhhhm

 

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